The New International Encyclopædia/Whitney, James Amaziah
WHITNEY, James Amaziah (1839—). An American lawyer and author, born at Rochester, N. Y. He studied mechanics, engineering, and chemistry, and in 1868 became an editor of the American Artisan. He was one of the founders of the New York Society of Practical Engineering, of which he was for some time president, and in 1869-72 he was professor of agricultural chemistry in the American Institute. He particularly interested himself in equity, and in patent and copyright law. His publications include: The Relation of the Patent Laws to the Development of Agriculture (1874); The Chinese and the Chinese Question (1880; enlarged 1888); Sonnets and Lyrics (1884); and The Children of Lamech (1885), a poem. His Poetical Works were collected in 1886.